August 31, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in July – Low Inventory & More Buyers!

“The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” Allard Lowenstein

This quote really spoke to me as I watch how fast the real estate industry is changing and how we are constantly looking for new ways to thrive in this industry regardless of whether our specialty is developing communities, building homes or selling homes. We will all keep looking for better ways to meet the needs of our customers. (more…)

July 26, 2017

Jacksonville Real Estate Trends in June – Inventory is Tight! Now is the Time to Sell

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” Zig Ziglar

A little bit of Zig can brighten any day. The market stats for June from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors brightened my day. Pending sales for the last 4 months are the highest we have seen. There were 2,741 contracts written in June which is 4% more than last June. Davidson Realty’s sales are up more than 12% over the first half of 2016. (more…)

May 23, 2016

Real Estate Trends in April – 3 Reasons Jacksonville is NOT in Another Housing Bubble

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

As I continue learning and reading articles about the real estate market, I have seen several references to another housing bubble. I am in complete disagreement with the theory that our market looks like the market 10 years ago. My reasons for disagreeing are: (more…)

November 25, 2015

Jacksonville’s October Real Estate Trends – Florida Mortgage Delinquencies Have Biggest Drop of Any State

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. And that gratefulness always leads to a satisfied, simplified life.”

I am very grateful for my family, our company and all of you that have referred business and contributed to our growth this year. Please save the date January 21st from 4:00 to 7:00 for the grand opening of our Beach office to see our latest growth.

The NEFAR October market stats show continued recovery in our real estate market. The pending sales are up 10% over last October and 17% year to date. The closed sales are down 2% from last October, but are up 12% year to date. I would like to add that traditional closed sales for October are up 6% over last October and the distressed sales are down 19%. It is very positive that distressed sales have dropped so much. (more…)

June 23, 2015

May Real Estate Trends in Jacksonville – Job Growth is Fueling Demand for Homes!

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth. – Virginia Satir

Thanks to you that have given and received hugs, we survived, maintained and are now growing. I am pleased to announce that Davidson Realty and Davidson Property Management are in the process of locating a new office near the Jacksonville Beach area to serve our customers at the beach and in the San Pablo, Hodges and Kernan areas.

We have always been and will continue to be selective in the agents that represent our company. Your friendship and support has contributed to our growth in the past and we would welcome and appreciate any referrals of agents for our new office. We have a new commission structure designed for experienced agents that we think they will find very appealing. (more…)

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